Brandonite Lisa Barclay has been named the Canada West conference’s nominee for the BLG Award as the top female athlete in Canadian Interuniversity Sport.
Barclay, a fourth-year outside hitter with the University of British Columbia, was the most valuable player in CIS women’s volleyball this season, leading the nation in kills (4.26) and points (4.99) per set.
Her Thunderbirds narrowly missed a chance to win their seventh straight national title, being stunned by the Manitoba Bisons in the final in Regina, but Barclay had 13 kills in the gold-medal match and was named to the tournament all-star team.
The other finalists for the women’s BLG Award are basketball player Justine Colley of Saint Mary’s Huskies, hockey player Katia Clement-Heydra of the McGill Martlets and York Lions sprinter Khamica Bingham.
The men’s and women’s awards will be given out on April 28 in Calgary, with the winners to receive $10,000 post-graduate scholarships and gold rings.
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